Well, he hardly needs an introduction – George R.R. Martin is a best selling author who has won most of the SFF awards out there at some time or another throughout his long career. He has become most well known for his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire and his rabid fans eagerly await the arrival the next book in the series – A Dance with Dragons. The newest book in his bibliography is Hunter’s Run, a collaboration with Gardner Dozois and Daniel Abraham that was expanded from the novella Shadow Twin (my review).
I am very pleased that GRRM has taken the time to answer Questions Five.
As a resident of Santa Fe, I imagine you have an opinion on a uniquely New Mexican issue – do you prefer red, green, or Christmas chili? Why?
GRRM: Xmas, of course. Red and green both have their own unique flavors, so why not get both? (“Red or green” is the Official New Mexico State Question.)
If someone was forced to make a decision between reading Hunter’s Run and watching a Cowboys vs. Giants football game, what would you advise?
GRRM: Xmas! I mean, why not get both? That’s why god invented (1) bookmarks, and (2) TIVO.
Please describe one reason Hunter’s Run would inspire a reader to strip naked and run screaming into the forest?
GRRM: Uh… to get away from the cupacabra? Actually, trying to read while running naked through the forest is dangerous.
What other peculiar qualities of Hunter’s Run should readers be aware of?
GRRM: We’ve been working on it since 1977. So it’s bound to be really good.
Why should Hunter’s Run be the next book that everyone reads?
GRRM: Dreamsongs won’t be out until this fall, Inside Straight not until January, and A Dance with Dragons… uh… later. Hunter’s Run will help with the wait.